Helen Abelesz – Life Coach

Helen Abelesz                 Meet Helen Abelesz, Life Coach for Women

 

So Helen, tell us a little about yourself. Where are from? When did you make aliyah?
I grew up in Manchester, England and went to university in London, where I studied psychology, and met my husband. We made aliyah in 1998, shortly after our first child was born.

Why did you become a Life coach?
I always knew that I wanted to help others but wasn’t sure how to best use my skills. When I discovered life coaching, I knew immediately that it was for me. Life coaching so suits my personality. I’ve always been a great listener and have this ability to connect with people. I love helping women realize their potential and empowering them come to decisions that could improve their lives.

How long have you been in the profession and who do you work with?
I have had the privilege of coaching some amazing women professionally over the past 5 years. I work with women who are looking to make changes in their lives, but are uncertain how to go about making those changes. I usually meet with them face to face, but also do coaching over the phone or via Skype, whatever suits them best. We focus on the challenges they face and then together, we set goals and figure out the strategy to achieve those goals. It is amazing how much a woman can significantly improve her life in a small amount of time.

How is life coaching different from traditional therapy?
Life coaching is a short term, goals-based therapy. It is for everyday people who find it difficult to cope with the challenges of everyday life and who feel that they are not achieving their goals. As a life coach, I am interested in helping women find what is holding them back and then help them set achievable goals that will enable them to take control of their challenges. In this manner life coaching differs from traditional therapy as its focus is on how to make changes for the future rather than delving into the problems of the past.

What kind of woman needs a life coach? What kind of changes would she be looking for?
Life coaching helps normal people with normal problems. Life can be very stressful and women today have a lot on their plate. Sometimes we just cannot cope with everything. Getting support from a life coach for a short period of time can put us back on the right track. I have helped women raise their self esteem, come out of a rut and bring order to their homes. Some of my clients have had parenting issues or relationship issues with other family members. I have also helped women who feel they are not achieving their potential.

How does a woman with a number of children, a home to maintain and sometimes even a job, has time to see you?
I work towards quick results. Life coaching is short-term therapy and I try to give my clients the tools for them to cope on their own. Usually, it’s between 2 – 6 months, but of course, it varies from woman to woman. In general, we begin to see positive progress very quickly.

What motivates you?
There are so many incredible women who need just a small amount of direction. The knowledge that in just a short space of time, I can help a woman empower herself to make real, positive changes in her life, is something I thank Hashem for every day. There is also no better feeling than when one of your clients has a breakthrough and you can see how their life is going to change for the better.

If someone wasn’t sure that she needed your services, is there a good way for her to test the waters?
I offer a free, no commitment, first session. She should give me a call. We’ll talk a little and then she can decide whether we should continue. It is important for it to be her decision. I can only help someone who wants to be helped.

Thank you for your time, Helen. I have really enjoyed talking with you. How can someone contact you?
Call me on 02 992 0263 or 054 482 9815. helenabelesz@gmail.com
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